“Her Happiness despite Her Home” This photo was taken in Garbage City—a community on the outskirts of Cairo, Egypt. The poor people of this city live in dumps and search through garbage to find items or materials they can sell simply to make a living. It is a place that is certainly not pretty to look at, to smell, or to live in. Yet within Garbage City is a sanctuary: four cement walls enclose a safe place for Christian children to come. Here they are taught Bible verses and receive a modest school education. But the beautiful part is much more than that. As children walk in, the leader Mamma Maggie washes their very dirty, tiny, feet in a sink and takes care of them. She is a literal picture of Jesus caring for his disciples. There is also a doctor and a dentist, and volunteers who teach older kids things like sewing and shoe making so they can earn a living with good skills. Even though these people live in an awful environment, they are happy. They have joy beyond belief! I walked into their little school and was welcomed by a huge group of children singing in broken English “Welcome, Welcome, We love you, we love you!” as they handed us handmade paper flowers. It was the best greeting I’ve ever received, a little glimpse of heaven amidst a hard place to live.